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Paul Edward Joyce interviews his longtime friend and legendary country music performer, Jeannie Seely, “Miss Country Soul,” on Wed., Dec. 4 at 2:00pm EST. Seely, a Grammy and BMI award winning songwriter and vocalist and a member of The Grand Ole Opry for over 46 years, will be talking with Joyce about her recently released and critically acclaimed album, Vintage Country: Old But Treasured. Due to the current holiday season, they will also be discussing Seely’s 1994 Christmas album, A Golden Christmas, which has long been a fan favorite. To purchase any of Seely’s recent recordings, please go to: www.jeannieseely.com/merchandise.cfm and to listen to any of Joyce’s past interviews (including his most recent interview with Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Merle Haggard, “The Poet of The Common Man”), please go to: www.youtube.com/pejcountry. Tune in at gwradio.com!
With the release of his first mixtape, The Lonely Traveler rapper Typhoon, AKA Tyler Fearn, has burst onto the scene. A GW student from Dayton, Ohio, Typhoon uses his past experiences and advice given to create a multi-faceted musical experience. He even highlights this wide appeal in his song “Dreamers,” in which he mentions how he raps for everyone, not just others like him. And, in an essence, he raps for GW students as a whole.
So. You like Brand New. You like Paul Baribeau. You’re a fan of anxiety-ridden, hypodepressive punk-ish music. There’s nothing like a thrashing acoustic guitar to get you crankin’ on a Friday night. You’re torn between crying and moshing all the time.
Great! Welcome to Soundtrack to Sleep.
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Athens, GA is a cesspool of musical goodness recently. Mama’s Love is just one of a handful of talented groups from the area, specializing in soulful harvest rock. The band’s distinctive 1970s sound features smoky vocals and a sense of ”hairy-chested” revival rock. They’re heading up two consecutive shows with The Royal Noise at The Bayou on Penn this weekend, November 7th and 8th at 10:30pm. You know The Bayou– the New Orleans bar with the purple awning on Pennsylvania avenue on your way to Georgetown. Again, this is the bar we’re talking about, not the apartment above it.
See you there!
“Hunt” is synonymous with indie hype these days. We know. But Hunters, a Brooklyn-based garage-punk band, are worth it. Duo Derek Watson and Isabel Almeida are known for wild live shows where it’s hard to tell where the guitars end and the audience begins.
In a city like DC, good punk shouldn’t go unnoticed. They released a self-titled debut album on October 1st, via Mom + Pop Records, which you can stream here.
Hunters will be at Comet Ping Pong with Big Hush and Baby Bry Bry on November 3rd. The show is all-ages and $10
Check out the video for “Seizure,” from their self-titled debut album:
And RSVP through the Facebook event so all of your friends see how cool you are!
Use the promo code below! Happy concerting.
In a time where our supposed “leaders” have squabbled like preschoolers and taken their collective balls home, we’re all in need of some definitive action.
Shutdown? We’re putting our foot down. Here’s the deal:
From now up until 11:59pm this Wednesday, you can “buy one, get one free” for the following shows:
• 10/2 Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg with Andrew W.K. on Vocals w/ Figo &
Booze Riot @ 9:30 Club
• 10/3 Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale @ Lincoln Theatre
• 10/3 BOY w/ Greg Holden @ 9:30 Club
• 10/4 Middle Distance Runner w/ Teen Mom @ U Street Music Hall
• 10/4 The Flaming Lips & Tame Impala w/ The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
• 10/5 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah w/ Arc Iris @ 9:30 Club
• 10/9 Soul Asylum & Fountains of Wayne w/ Evan Dando @ 9:30 Club
• 10/17 Lee Fields and The Expressions @ 9:30 Club
• 10/25 Steve Aoki with special guest Pharrell Williams
w/ Waka Flocka Flame • Borgore • Garmiani @ Merriweather
Let’s just call it our “Affordable Ticket Act.” Use the promo code 930ATA.
See? It’s that easy to get things done in D.C.
Tune in to today to WRGW at 2:30pm to “Country and Covnersation,” hosted by Paul Joyce, for an interview with country music legend Jim Ed Brown, who will also be debuting his latest single. Every single that Grand Ole Opry Star Jim Ed Brown has ever recorded has reached the top of the music charts. At the age of 79, Brown has released his first single since the late 1980′s, and although mainstream country radio has stopped playing artists of Brown’s age, his new single, “In Style Again,” has reached the top of the independent Americana radio charts
Nedelle Torrisi is like one of those sea cucumber-esque squishy toys that are impossible to keep your hands on. She’s been an active musician since the mid-2000s, performing and recording with everyone from Xiu Xiu to The Curtains to Sufjan Stevens and Ariel Pink — not to mention she’s one-half of Cryptacize, her project with Chris Cohen. Until recently, she also recorded under the name Paradise (although you’re more likely to find that name attached to her blog/love advice column) but after years as a contributor and partner, she’s made her official debut as a solo recording artist with a self-titled album. Read the rest of this entry
How many bands can describe themselves thusly?
“The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, CA-based roots collective playing a raucous brand of mountain bluegrass, ethnic swing and swamp-blues”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the answer is NONE. TBR appeals to folkies, newgrassers, big band-ers and everyone in between. These Californians have been recording together since 2008, and their newest CD Carry Me Home, released this year, opened the floodgates. After high praise and even a feature on SiriusXM, they hit the East coast for the first time. For those of us fortunate enough to be at DC9 one night in August, magic was in the air.